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Andy van den Bent-Kelly

Andy van den Bent-Kelly

Manchester to be carbon neutral by 2050

Manchester City Council has outlined its intentions for the city to be run entirely on green energy within the next 35 years

Gender equality award for Faculty of Life Sciences

Faculty acknowledged by Equality Challenge Unit for its attempts to confront gender inequality

£12 million Physics extension announced

The Schuster Building becomes the latest structure to benefit from the University’s £1 billion ten-year Campus Masterplan

Manchester part of EU eco-friendly chemicals initiative

A team from the University of Manchester will work with other European institutions to improve biocatalysis methods

Cause of animals’ internal body clocks discovered

Manchester and Edinburgh researchers identify specialist cells responsible for seasonal adaptations in mammals

Medical imaging technique could benefit cancer patients

University of Manchester research has found that MRI scans could prove to be useful in determining whether patients should undergo chemotherapy

University announces new £350m engineering campus

Dutch architects selected to build new engineering department on the main university campus

A history of fossil fuel investment at the University of Manchester

This article is a supplement to our fracking investigation ‘Are universities fuelling fracking?’ The University of Manchester holds shares in multiple oil and gas exploration companies, despite opposition from multiple politicians, environmentalists and human rights groups. This was exposed in 2012 by the then News Editor of The Mancunion, Joe Sandler Clarke, in an article […]

Students to go to Mars to read books and leave behind “legacies”

Three British students are in the running to become the first people to set foot on the Red Planet with Mars One, with 100 potential candidates left out of initially 200000 applicants

Birth of ‘Tatooine’ star system witnessed by astronomers

Stunning images from a series of telescopes show enormous gas clouds in the process of developing into stars

‘Robot scientist’ could speed up search for new drugs

Scientists say that an artificially intelligent robot could help discover new drugs to combat tropical diseases

Dinner conversation with 8 year old leads to cancer breakthrough

An informal chat between a Manchester cancer research scientist and his young daughter has led to the discovery that simple antibiotics could be used to treat cancer

Starchaser Industries – the sky is not the limit!

Steve Bennett, the CEO of Starchaser Industries, gave an interesting talk on how his company plan to be at the forefront of UK space tourism

Eco Machines: Designing the cars of the future

Science & Technology Editor Andy van den Bent-Kelly attended an interesting debate at the Sackville Street Building in which four experts discussed the challenges facing the world of motoring and what solutions the industries are suggesting

New computer games could lower risk of OAPs falling

A series of computer games could help prevent OAPs from falling at home and in the community, according to the Manchester researchers who developed them

Technology: the modern day student addiction

A survey has revealed the biggest addictions that students and other young people succumb to

“The Future is Fracking. Discuss” – Manchester Science Festival 2014

Andy van den Bent-Kelly headed over to the Museum of Science and Industry to attend a lively debate about fracking as part of this year’s Science Festival

‘From Gradgrind to Graphene’

The 2014 Foundation Day Lecture saw Professor Jeanette Winterson deliver a passionate talk about the radical history of Manchester

Manchester set to benefit from €24m ‘smart green growth’ fund

The money will be used to lower carbon emissions and transform the area into a ‘smart city’

Review: Lee Evans

Andy van den Bent-Kelly heads to the Phones 4u Arena to see if one of the country’s best-known comedians can still deliver with his new Monsters Tour